After eight years of the Obama administration, it is refreshing to see how much class exists in the incoming administration. Mike Pence is one example, and how he approached his visit to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. is sure to gain him some new fans.
Pence kept his visit a secret because he did not want to be a distraction for the veterans paying homage to their fallen comrades at Pearl Harbor, as per Independent Journal Review. This was a day all about this time in our history, so Pence merely just wanted to be part of the audience and not be recognized.
“He wanted his presence to be a gesture of respect to the veterans in attendance,” a source said. “If the event was placed on the vice president-elect’s official schedule, Secret Service would have had to lock-down the entire area, subjecting the veterans in attendance, some in wheelchairs, to metal detectors, and other invasive security procedures.”
“We had no idea Pence was attending until the Secret Service showed up,” said one National Park employee working the event. “We were saying, ‘who on earth is that? Oh, it’s the vice president.’”
And Pence was gone just as quickly as he arrived. He listened to the “Taps,” laid a wreath at the memorial, and headed off to another commitment in New York.
Folks, this is the kind of leadership we need. We live in an America that has bent over backwards for political correctness, and we have a president who has become front and center for it. Indeed, one could even say Obama is the living embodiment of political correctness.
But how was the public supposed to keep watching Obama metaphorically get on his knees and pay homage to this evil of political correctness? Were they supposed to do it forever? As soon as he got elected, Obama went on his ridiculous apology tour, and then he wonders why he was repudiated at the polls in 2016.
It is because people still believe in this country. They don’t believe that nationalism is an inherent evil like many liberals do.
Instead of being the living embodiment of this P.C. culture, Mike Pence is the embodiment of courage, personal responsibility, sacrifice, and patriotism. He calls a spade a spade, as it should be called.
Besides Pearl Harbor, Pence is no doubt disgusted at a president who will refuse to use the term “radical Islamic” when discussing terrorism. And while there were many red flags at the start of Obama’s administration, there are now many positive signs for Pence and his president.
It’s time to put our country first. Pence’s behavior at the Pearl Harbor Memorial was a great first step.